Families put a lot of trust in healthcare professionals when a loved one seeks medical treatment. South Carolina patients expect to receive the best care possible based on their individual health needs. When a patient is a victim of medical malpractice, the results can be life-altering and sometimes even fatal. Sadly, a family in another state is mourning the loss of a loved one after he was not treated in a way that aligned with the standards of care.
A family in mourning
The victim was a veteran who sought treatment for knee pain. The man died while under the care of a physician who had been practicing for over 40 years. The man’s family believed that he was a victim of medical malpractice and the state’s board of health agreed with the family. The doctor was ordered to pay a fine and go through continuing education.
The victim’s daughter is devastated at the loss of her father because she believes his death was preventable. She’s now petitioning to change the medical malpractice laws in her state. These laws prevent certain family members from suing on behalf of a loved one that dies from medical malpractice.
Help for victims of medical malpractice
Medical malpractice is a complex legal term, but for families dealing with the aftermath, it’s a life-changing event. Victims of medical malpractice can be left with injuries that can prevent them from working and doing activities they previously enjoyed. In the worst cases, medical malpractice leaves a South Carolina family mourning the loss of a loved one. Victims and families can benefit from speaking with an attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases to understand what legal options they have in pursuing a case against the care provider at fault.